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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15,517 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Berry Narrator: Brian Corrigan Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Cotton Malone Series Release Date: February 2006 ISBN: 9780739332023
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The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes . . . until the Inquisition, when they were wiped from the face of the earth, their hidden riches lost. But now two forces vying for the treasure have learned that it is not at all what they thought it was–and its true nature could change the modern world.

Cotton Malone, onetime top operative for the U.S. Justice Department, is enjoying his quiet new life when an unexpected call to action reawakens his hair-trigger instincts–and plunges him back into the cloak-and-dagger world he thought he’d left behind.
It begins with a violent robbery attempt on Cotton’s former supervisor, Stephanie Nelle, who’s far from home on a mission that has nothing to do with national security. Armed with vital clues to a series of centuries-old puzzles scattered across Europe, she means to crack a mystery that has tantalized scholars and fortune hunters through the ages by finding the legendary cache of wealth and forbidden knowledge thought to have been lost forever when the order of the Knights Templar was exterminated in the fourteenth century. But she’s not alone. Competing for the historic prize–and desperate for the crucial information Stephanie possesses–is Raymond de Roquefort, a shadowy zealot with an army of assassins at his command.
At the end of a lethal game of conquest, rife with intrigue, treachery, and craven lust for power, lies a shattering discovery that could rock the civilized world–and, in the wrong hands, bring it to its knees. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 2/20/2014

    " Kind of Davinci's Code & Indiana Jones rolled into one. Intense read that makes you think. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Catherine | 2/18/2014

    " I would not recommend this book to anyone else. The plot was predictable, the characters stereotyped, and the dialogue stilted. On top of that, the author seemed to have a not-so-hidden agenda. Listening to the audio version actually made it sort-of funny; the reader was predictable and stiff. The accents he put on were awkward. Again, I would not recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Allen | 2/13/2014

    " I enjoy these historical fiction novels. Like the Cotton Malone character. Glad to see him in action again in Alexandria Link. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teremarie | 1/19/2014

    " Strange as it sounds, I hate Cotton Malone, but this was quite good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 1/16/2014

    " This was an interesting "thriller" to read. However, it just kept feeling like a Dan Brown (Angels and Demons) wannabe... I don't think I will read others by Steve Berry. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Squidbandit | 1/8/2014

    " I am interested in all things Templar right now, and this book was a nice diversion. It is fiction, of course, but the author's note at the end describes the factual accounts in the story - there were quite a lot. But otherwise, this is not an extraordinary story, nor particularly well-written, but it kept my attention. Sort of. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mathematical_cats | 1/4/2014

    " Pretty much the same as other holy grail style book that I've read. I did enjoy it but I didn't find it remarkable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Praveen Menon | 12/31/2013

    " Much Better than " The Third Secret".... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 12/21/2013

    " I enjoy this author. He takes unpopular and sometimes obscure theories and adds his own bit of historical fiction. Makes for a very fun read. This one was one of my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Bowman | 12/16/2013

    " It was a fun, adventurous read. Reminded me of Angels and Demons. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danya | 12/15/2013

    " Liked it. Pretty real characters and nice plot. Are templars the new background for suspense books now there's no East Germany? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce McKune | 11/26/2013

    " Cotton Malone, retired federal agent, now bookseller in Denmark, follows his former boss on a quest to find what her late husband was searching for. The treasure of the Templars. Very interesting read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Karpovage | 11/19/2013

    " Very entertaining, fast paced novel. Enjoyed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick Nichol | 11/17/2013

    " Berry introduces a new character, Cotton Malone, a retired government agent turned bookseller who's recalled to duty to solve a murder connected to the Knights Templar. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rodney Dunn | 10/26/2013

    " This was an excellent book. I love the mystery surrounding the Templar Knights. This book had plenty of real world history and facts to back up the fictional plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merritt | 8/18/2013

    " I love Berry's novels and I'll have this review serve for all of them. His fiction is fast paced and engaging but it's always woven into historical fact. I learn a lot reading his books and enjoy the plot along the way. Great, fun, intelligent novels. I look forward to more from him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie Jobst | 8/11/2013

    " Fun story for any conspiracy theorists out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melody | 7/2/2013

    " I think I was tired of D'Vinci style stories so it was probably a better read than I experienced. Why question so much of the relgious past? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelsey | 6/26/2013

    " Not bad. Worth the read. Took me a little while to get into the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginia Schulte | 1/5/2013

    " Makes you think about the possibilities. Great for debate "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 kay Kuhlmann | 7/15/2012

    " This is my second Steve Berry book and I enjoyed it as much as the first. ITs a good, light read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darryl Stangry | 9/12/2011

    " Cotton Malone is one of the 4-5 series that I keep up with each time a new novel comes out. This is the book that started it off. Cotton is your standard ex-CIA / military guy now living in Copenhagen. Enjoyable fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 7/25/2011

    " The author is a Russian scholar turned novelist and his books always have a mix of fiction and fact. This is the first in a series and they've all been pageturners. If you like Dan Brown then you'll like Steve Berry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ambermoon | 7/17/2011

    " Fantastic, a very good plot. Really love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Faith | 6/29/2011

    " These books give new light to conspiracy theory ideas "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dondi Hananto | 6/13/2011

    " interesting history-fiction series, wish i had more time to read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 5/16/2011

    " This is yet another book that aims to knock holes in the Catholic dogma. The last chapter is very interesting and to me entirely plausable. It just seemed to take too long getting there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/16/2011

    " Surprisingly good read. I was reluctant to get into it at first because there's literally 1,000 pages. However, this book is entertaining enough to read through to the end. I had trouble putting it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eileen | 5/14/2011

    " I liked it really well it was the 2nd of his books that I read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Smilies | 5/12/2011

    " I really like books that are historical fiction, and this certainly fit the bill. The plot is pretty suspensful but it would be boring for people who don't like this genre. But since that's not me, I'm re-reading it...for about the third time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eveline | 5/7/2011

    " An awesome novel, with loads of historical facts in it.
    For all the fans of the Davinci Code & other templar books: you have got to read this one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. It was a pretty entertaining story but I couldn't get behind the hero. This might be because it was the abridged version. They take out all the character details and just leave you a story with no characters to get behind. Steve Berry also "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 4/23/2011

    " Very complicated and the theology of things is beyond my education, but good. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeanne | 4/19/2011

    " I love books set in European locales and I like the premise of the book. I just didn't like the book. Maybe it was my mood at the time? I may try one again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mleeevans | 4/19/2011

    " I am not sure how to rate this book. There are some points of the books that I loved and could not put down. Then there are parts that all I could think while reading was why am I doing this to myself. Overall, I guess it was a good read. I was impressed with the factual details of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 4/14/2011

    " Great book full of mystery and intrigue.

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About the Author
Author Steve Berry

Steve Berry is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of a dozen Cotton Malone novels and several stand-alone novels. There are twenty million of his books in print, translated into forty languages. He has received the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award and the 2013 Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers. His novel The Columbus Affair earned him the Anne Frank Human Writes Award. With his wife, Elizabeth, he is the founder of History Matters, which is dedicated to historical preservation, and his historic preservation work merited the 2013 Silver Bullet from International Thriller Writers. He serves as a member of the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board and was a founding member of International Thriller Writers, formerly serving as its co-president.

About the Narrator

Brian Corrigan is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.